Defense Finance and Accounting Service ATTORNEY-ADVISER (GENERAL) in Indianapolis, Indiana
Summary Applications will be accepted from all qualified candidates. This position is in the excepted service. It is filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Position is located in Position is located in: DFAS Office of General Counsel's Litigation Directorate, Indianapolis, IN . Responsibilities Regularly handles the most legally complex issues in the Litigation Directorate Serves as an expert in litigation, labor law, and employment law; may provide support in fiscal law, commercial law, contract law, assisted acquisitions, commercial bankruptcy, and contract pay In the event of the absence of the Litigation supervisor, fills in and performs acting supervisory duties as needed Perform litigation and/or representation before the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC), Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Performs research, conducts studies, and renders opinions on legal problems involving complex and difficult questions and factual situations that pertain to issues and other especially critical or sensitive matters that arise Performs legal review of memoranda, letters, point papers, and responses to high-level inquiries that are received and advises the Deputy General Counsel, the Principal Deputy General Counsel, and the General Counsel on these matters Renders legal advice and counsel to senior management, supervisory officials and other DFAS attorneys and comparable levels outside DFAS independently Coordinates legislative issues within DFAS by tracking proposed legislation, researching the effects of the proposed legislation and drafting proposed legislation, as necessary Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GS-14: Assignments require the first professional law degree (LL.B. or J.D.) and active membership in the bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia. In addition, the attorney shall have professional legal experience in excess of 3 years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position. Attorneys performing duties at the GS-15, or equivalent-level positions are expected to perform with substantial independence even when working on the most complex or difficult matters. Education Education is not substitutable for specialized experience at this grade level. Additional Information If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application. Moving expenses will be paid. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. For positions where relocation is paid (see Location block of vacancy announcement), you can learn more about relocation allowances and entitlements. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination. We may use this announcement to make a temporary promotion. For some positions, the temporary promotion may be made permanent without further competition. A one year trial period may be required. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 120 days of the closing date. This position is Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Travel requirement is occasional. This position is not covered by a bargaining unit. Retired Civil Service Employee: Employment of retired Federal employees receiving an annuity is subject to the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) policy guidance. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives. Pay for first time hires to the Federal Government will typically be set at step 1 salary range for their respective grade level.